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The End of the Trail

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Muriel and Sydney Patterson had gone to Australia in 1919, and their son Tom was born there in 1920. But they were not happy—partly because Sydney was not a natural administrator, and partly because Muriel, being literary and musical, found the place lacking in culture. (Sydney was known as “Pat” in the family correspondence, thereby avoiding confusion with any Australian cities.) Back in England, Ernest was constantly trying to lure them home, and his letters are full of madcap schemes—joint holidays halfway between England and Australia, or chairs of medicine or pathology for Pat at miscellaneous British institutions.

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Henderson, J. (2005). The End of the Trail. In: A Life of Ernest Starling. People and Ideas Series. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7526-2_10

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